ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN (119) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, FOUR (4) COVID RELATED DEATHS AND SIXTY- NINE (69) ADDITIONAL PERSONS RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 Update #182

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September 30, 2020

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred nineteen (119) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand twenty-two (4,022). There have been two thousand nine hundred twenty-five (2,925) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred thirty-two (632) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-four (144) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty (30) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, seven (7) confirmed cases in Andros, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirty-nine (139) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:

Island # of Cases
New Providence 103
Abaco 9
Grand Bahama 4
Exuma 2
Andros 1

TOTAL: 119

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of an eighty-six (86) year old female, a fifty (50) year old male and a fifty-five (55) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 28 th September, 2020. A fifty-three (53) year old female of New Providence also passed away on 23rd September, 2020. Further, there are three (3) deaths under investigation and one additional Non-

COVID-19 related death. These unfortunate deaths increase the number of deaths under investigation to fifteen (15), elevate the Non-COVID-19 related deaths to fifteen (15), and raise the confirmed death toll to ninety-five (95).

Furthermore, there were nineteen thousand seven hundred seventy-six (19,776) tests completed. Hospitalized cases increased by eight (8) and now stand at one hundred (100). There were sixtynine (69) additional recovered cases so that the total recovered cases now tally at two thousand one hundred forty-one (2141).

It is noteworthy to mention that the Ministry of Health Dashboard is produced upon receipt of data and laboratory results from several sources. When the laboratory results are obtained by the Ministry of Health, they are sometimes received in batches and may reflect results produced in labs over more than one day, but are being reported on the day they are received by the Ministry of Health.

Hence, the results reported on the dashboard may not be a reflection of the results of swabs taken on an individual day, but is certainly a clear reflection of the trends that develop over time in our communities. The data reported in the Ministry’s press conferences reflect the data analysis done by specimen collection date and is a clearer representation of daily results.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

 wear a face mask when you leave home;

 maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;

 wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap

 and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy percent (70%) alcohol;

 cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and

 clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls,  counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

News date : 09/30/2020    Category : Covid-19, About Bahamians, Health

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